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post #16 of 23
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Thanks for all the responses! So what would you call a PS icing if you were describing it to someone? That's all I've made but even I'm revolted at the thought of there being shortening in it, even though I use hi-ratio and mix it with butter.
post #17 of 23
In my personal opinion if it has butter, its buttercream
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post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by tonedna

In my personal opinion if it has butter, its buttercream



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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by AZCouture

I only make a meringue icing, and wouldn't make a PS one if you twisted my arm. If anyone I've ever made a cake for actually preferred a PS based one, it would be news to me.



I tink its wonderful if everyone you make cakes for prefers meringue icing. As I said, I do too; however not everyone does and no one should look down on someone for using PS based icing. Some people don't love the overly buttery taste and mouthfeel of a meringue icing (shocking I know), probably because that is not what they are used to. Who am I to tell them they a wrong because they prefe something else. It would be like someone telling me I am wrong because I prefer vanilla cake over chocolate. I think of it as being like the scratch versus box mix cake debate. Everyone should use whatever works best for them in thier situation.
post #20 of 23
I don't make it for a variety of reasons, and if you interpret that as "looking down" on someone who uses something else, that's your mistake. I don't even feel like getting into the many reasons why I don't make it.
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post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by tonedna

In my personal opinion if it has butter, its buttercream



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YES, as long as it has butter, it's buttercream. I don't care if you make American, Swiss, Italian, or French. I don't care if you add hi ratio with the butter. As long as you use butter in them to make them, they are buttercreams. Now, if it is ALL shortening with butter "flavoring", that's not butter cream. Let's just call it frosting.
post #22 of 23
Look, Im not judging. I am sure you do have a lot of reasons for not making it, and I am not feeling personally attacked or anything. I was just making a point about people liking different things and your first post about being surprised that anyone would prefer PS (yes, I know you said people that you made cakes for) could have been interpreted as being a little "uppity". Please note that I am not saying that this is how you meant it or that you are, just that this is how the tone could have been interpreted and I dont want anyone considering making PS frosting to feel like they shouldnt, if it works for them.

And yes, I also think that anything with butter in it can be considered a buttercream.
post #23 of 23
Tonedna, is right on the money. Of course , she is another great decorator on this site. I always respect her opinions. She is a great teacher and shares her knowlege so freely.
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